Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Shareholders' Equity

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Shareholders' Equity
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Equity [Abstract]  
Shareholders' Equity
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

On June 23, 2015, we entered into four separate equity distribution agreements (collectively, the “Equity Distribution Agreements”) with each of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC relating to the issuance of up to $200.0 million of our common shares from time to time. Issuances of our common shares are made at market prices prevailing at the time of issuance. We may use net proceeds from the issuance of common shares under this program for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, working capital, the acquisition, renovation, expansion, improvement, development or redevelopment of income producing properties or the repayment of debt. During the 2017 Quarter, we issued 1.1 million common shares under the Equity Distribution Agreements at an average price of $31.55 per share, raising $33.9 million in net proceeds. During the 2017 Period, we issued 2.1 million common shares under the Equity Distribution Agreements at an average price of $31.44 per share, raising $63.9 million in net proceeds.

We have a dividend reinvestment program, whereby shareholders may use their dividends and optional cash payments to purchase common shares. The common shares sold under this program may either be common shares issued by us or common shares purchased in the open market. During the 2017 Quarter, we issued 21,499 common shares under this program at a weighted average price of $31.95 per share, raising $0.7 million in net proceeds. During the 2017 Period, we issued 0.1 million common shares under the dividend reinvestment program at a weighted average price of $32.03 per share, raising $1.8 million in net proceeds.